Wait.. they removed swipe to go back and forward in Finder?!?!?!

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by Hephaestus, Jul 26, 2012.

  1. Hephaestus macrumors 6502

    Apr 4, 2010
    Is this true or am I missing something. When I'm navigating through folders in Finder, touch gestures don't seem to be working. This worked in Snow Leopard, please someone tell me it hasn't been removed. Having to scroll to the arrow and click back feels very tedious now.
  2. kattjeveln macrumors member

    Jul 26, 2010
    You couldn't do that in Lion either I believe.
  3. ChristianVirtual macrumors 601


    May 10, 2010
    Try to go to Mission Control; on the top right area you might see a "+" to add desktops. Then you can swipe again.

    Wait, I might misunderstood you. You have different screens and it's just the gesture which you miss ?
  4. Hephaestus thread starter macrumors 6502

    Apr 4, 2010
    What I mean is when I have a finder window open and I'm navigating through folders.
  5. dontcallmyname macrumors member

    Jun 18, 2010
    yeah it disappeared in lion. I was running SL until I bought my MBA, running lion and I too find it weird not being able to swipe in finder... especially with it being integrated EVERYWHERE else
  6. haruhiko macrumors 601


    Sep 29, 2009
    Do you mean swiping with 3 fingers to the left or right to go to the previous or next page in Finder?
  7. rangen macrumors regular


    Mar 8, 2011
    It's still there, I used it 5 minutes ago.

    You just need to tweak a setting in the gestures settings in sys prefs
  8. NazgulRR macrumors 6502

    Oct 4, 2010
    Yup, I'm using it in Finder on Lion all the time. Doesn't work with default settings though.

    These are my settings in Lion and it works:

    I'm not on ML, but I doubt it that one wouldn't be able to achieve the same.
  9. CallM3Q macrumors newbie

    Jul 26, 2012
    You can still swipe between finder windows.

    Four-finger swipe to the left goes to your previous folder.
    Four-finger swipe right will go back to the original folder.
  10. Nioxic macrumors regular

    Aug 13, 2011
    thats weird

    2 finger swipe to left and right, go forward and backwards, like in safari, thats what you mean, right?

    works in app store now.. didn't in lion. works in mountain lion now. pretty weird :)
  11. Hephaestus thread starter macrumors 6502

    Apr 4, 2010
    That works, thanks!
  12. philosopherdog macrumors 6502a


    Dec 29, 2008
    I think you have to change the setting for swiping with two or three fingers. It only works with 3 fingers for me in ML.
  13. matamoris macrumors regular

    Sep 3, 2011
    option - 3 finger swipe works for me in Finder.

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